The lady from the cats protection league phoned today to say that they have a kitten that may be suitable for us.
I phoned the lady who has the cat to arrange going to see him and she said that he is a white cat and he's 10 months old, very friendly and adorable. She also said that the only reason he hasn't been rehomed before now is because he's a white cat and people don't want white cats.
Is there any reason why people don't want white cats? Is there something I should know? Do you have a white cat or know of any?
Not all white cats are deaf, but yes some are. You should also put sun cream on their ears as they have a susceptibility to skin cancer on them if they spend time outside in the sun. It is a long term thing and does require you to catch the cat and apply it regularly but even getting it done most days rather than every day will go a long way to helping prevention.
I guess people perhaps do not like the look of white cats as much as other colours perhaps but I would say there is no real reason not to give a white cat a home if you like it and are suitably set up to own a cat - and you sound like you are
I didn't realise that you'd need to put suncreen on a white cat!
I've never had a cat before can you tell?
We're going to go along and see the cat and meet him and see what we think. The lady didn't mention if he was deaf or not, surely they would know by now and she would have mentioned if he was? We live next to a road you see so I'd be worried about him being out and about if he was deaf.